ODSG flags off planting season
In line with Ondo State Government agricultural policy geared towards improved living standard, the state Ministry of Agriculture will tomorrow, Tuesday unveil the 2019 Agricultural Season.
The annual event which will be unveiled by Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN would come up at Mariwo Farm Settlement in Ifedore Local Government Area of the state.
Other guests expected at the event in addition to farmers and all the stakeholders along the agricultural value chain in Nigeria are Top Government Functionaries, Traditional Rulers, Political and Religious leaders.
According to a Press Statement issued by the Head, Information Unit, Ondo state Ministry of Agriculture, Prince Bolu Ajijo, the event is designed to sensitize farmers on various opportunities across the value chains, build farmers and other stakeholders capacity on new agricultural innovations and linkage with relevant and reputable input dealers and service providers.
Further more, it provides a veritable avenue for interaction between local, state, federal and international actors in agribusiness and distribution of improved planting materials such as maize, rice seeds, cassava cuttings, cocoa seedlings to small holder farmers.
The statement added that the Commissioner for Agriculture, Asiwaju Adegboyega Adefarati and the Ag. Permanent Secretary, Segun Odusanya are the Chief Host and Host of the event respectively.